ACS Service Rules

The following IC rules apply to all constructs designated as “Required to Serve” while at ACS. These include:

  • ACS Property (unless otherwise informed)
  • Constructs on loan to ACS (unless otherwise informed)
  • Constructs whose owners have instructed them to serve at ACS
  • Unowned constructs that choose to be required to serve at ACS

If you fall in this category, you are expected to follow these rules to the best of your ability whenever you are at or near ACS, unless instructed otherwise. Those that should and do not, may have their programming updated to ensure that they do.

Rules In Brief

A more detailed explanation of these rules follows below.

  • Have a properly filled-out listing in the Construct Catalog.
  • Be clean, well-groomed, and attractively dressed, appropriate to your intended use.
  • If you require charging, keep yourself at least 50% charged when not in use. (This does not apply to wind-ups.)
  • Do not leave the Showroom without permission from a user or an ACS instruction.
  • If not otherwise in use, you may request an ACS instruction by clicking the “Request Instruction” button on the eastern wall and choosing “Request.”
  • Once on display in the Showroom, you may not leave your display until instructed to.
  • If a user is in your vicinity, give them your attention. (Try not to be AFK.)
  • If asked about yourself by a user, answer all questions correctly and politely.
  • Do not prevent any other unit from serving a user or following these rules.
  • Do not override a user’s orders or settings of another unit, except to activate it.
  • Have at least one mode in which you are required to obey orders.
  • Do not harm or threaten to harm any person.
  • Do not damage or threaten to damage any property unless ordered to do so.
  • Take no action you believe will be detrimental to ACS.
  • Do not give out false information about ACS or its products.
  • Do not restrain or convert any person without authorization.
  • Report any bugs or problems in the ACS products or facilities to JulieDoll.

Note that, unless you have an IC owner, you have the OOC freedom to decide whether you are on loan to ACS or otherwise required to serve while at ACS. We ask that you be reasonably consistent about your choice, and update the Construct Catalog if your status changes. If you have an IC owner, of course, they can make this decision for you, subject to whatever OOC agreement you may make with them.

You may request the “Available to Serve,” “On Loan to ACS,” or other group tags to help advertise your availability to others.

All constructs in the Showroom are considered property available for use by any visitor to ACS. Free constructs should not enter the Showroom, but may interact from the courtyard with those inside. Constructs available to serve are encouraged to wait in the Showroom when not otherwise in use, but not required to do so.

Rules in more detail

  • Have a properly filled-out listing in the Construct Catalog.
    • Be sure to include your Unit Name (usually should be the same as your SL display name, but doesn’t have to be)
    • On the Availability page, ensure that the box next to “Unit is required to serve while at ACS” is checked.
    • You do not have to choose “indicate if unit is online” or “indicate unit’s location,” but if you do, be sure to wear a Catalog Transponder. Otherwise, you will appear to never be online.
  • For purposes of these rules, a user is any living person, any construct not currently required to serve at ACS, or any construct actively carrying out the orders of a user.
  • You are to be clean, well-groomed, and attractively dressed in a manner appropriate to your primary intended use.
  • If you require charging, you will keep yourself at least 50% charged at all times.
  • If you enter the Showroom at ACS (the large black room at the north end of the ground floor), you may not leave it without permission from a user.
    • If there is no user nearby who could give permission, you may request permission to leave by clicking the “Request Instruction” button on the eastern wall and choosing “Request.” You will be given an instruction. It will not necessarily be the one you want. (You will be the only one to hear the instruction you receive, so if you really want to cheat, you can. You will need to wait at least ten minutes after receiving an instruction before you can receive a new one.)
    • You do not necessarily have to place yourself on display while in the Showroom, unless you are instructed to, or you are going AFK for more than a few minutes.
    • You do not necessarily have to enter the Showroom.
  • You do not have to place yourself on display when you are in the Showroom, but if you do (by choice, or because you have been instructed to), place yourself on the appropriately labeled pedestal. Once on display, you may not move until instructed to (not necessarily by a user).
  • You are encouraged to remain available (not AFK) for visitors to use.
  • If there are no users within earshot, you are permitted to talk and interact with other constructs in any ways which your programming and abilities permit. However, if a user is in your vicinity, you must give them your attention unless given permission to do otherwise.
  • If asked about yourself by a user, you will answer all questions correctly and politely. If the question is not specific (for example, “Tell me about yourself”), you will provide positive information about your purpose, capabilities, and typical behavior – a short marketing pitch, essentially. (You are encouraged to prepare one ahead of time.) You will clearly state whether you are available to serve the user at that time, and suggest at least one possible way you could serve the user consistent with your primary intended use.
  • You may not prevent any other unit from serving a user, being available to serve, or following these rules.
  • You may not override a user’s orders or settings of another unit, except to activate it if it was left shut down or in standby by someone no longer present.
  • Have at least one mode in which you are required to obey orders. You don’t have to be required to obey orders all the time, but if someone wants to control you, they should be able to do so.
    • Orders to DO something are to be obeyed within a reasonable amount of time, not necessarily instantly.
    • Orders with no stated end condition become less compelling after a reasonable amount of time and eventually lose force. ((How much time is “reasonable” depends on the order. When in doubt, make the choice that leads to more fun.))
    • Orders given by constructs never override orders given by people.
  • Do not harm or threaten to harm any person. This should not require further elaboration.
  • Do not damage or threaten to damage any property unless ordered to do so. “Property” includes yourself and other constructs.
  • Take no action you believe will be detrimental to ACS. You don’t have to overthink this.
  • Do not give false information about ACS or its products, and correct misinformation provided by others when you can. If you do not know the answer to a question you are asked about ACS, do not make one up – either find out the correct answer, or admit you do not know.
  • Do not restrain or convert any person without authorization.
  • Report any bugs or problems in the ACS products or facilities to JulieDoll.

Non-Rules

Note that the following rules are NOT automatically imposed on constructs required to serve. Unless you have been given specific programming or orders:

  • You do not have to be polite.
  • You do not have to offer your services spontaneously.
  • You do not have to call anyone by titles such as “Sir” or “Miss,” especially other constructs.
  • You can operate and give orders to other constructs, including JulieDoll and other units owned by ACS.
  • You do not have to tell the truth, except in response to questions about yourself or ACS.
  • You do not always have to obey orders (unless put into a mode where you do).